Written in the Springfield, Missouri prison, where he served time for violating the Mann Act. Nadine, Tulane, You Never Can Tell and also No Particular Place To Go were written during those lost years. The Promised Land became a hit in the year the Beatles started raving about him.
Johnnie Allan [Cajun version and a millionseller due to many reissues]
Elvis Presley [inspired by Johnny Allan's cover]
Johnny Hallyday [n°1 Fr as La Terre promise]
It wasn't easy to have all cities lined up correctly in The Promised Land, since roadmaps weren't allowed in prison.